Should your dog sleep in bed with you? It's a contentious question. Even a small dog can take up a lot of bed space, and some trainers will say that having your dog sleep in a crate or in their own bed sets an important boundary that helps their behaviour. But on the other hand: the snuggles.
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When you shop for a new mattress, a lot of lingo is lost in translation and sounds necessary just because it's popular. The good news is that as far as comfort goes, some features, fancy as they are, are just less important.
Doona covers are notoriously difficult to put on over a doona, but not using one gets things dirty a lot faster. This hotel trick foregoes a doona cover in favour of an extra, easier-to-maintain top sheet.
Folding a fitted sheet may feel like sorcery that only a few can perform, but it's surprisingly easy. We've shown you how before, but this video will walk you through it, step by step, so you can do it right every time, nice and easy.
You don't miss having a bedside table until, well, you don't have one. There's something inherently dangerous about placing one's tea cup on the floor and having to stick your lamp in a position where it provides sub-optimal coverage is just frustrating. Fortunately, you can improvise your own table with a bit of elbow grease.
We're big fans of space-saving hacks here at Lifehacker, especially when it involves convertible furniture. Whether you live in a cupboard-sized apartment or just like to use space effectively, this transforming desk video is definitely worth a look.
For a space largely devoted to sleeping, getting dressed and an activity which often involves no clothing, bedrooms sure can get messy. Our series of room by room spring cleaning guides looks at how to tackle bedroom tidying.
What does your optimum ergonomic workstation look like? Ergonomic product company Ergotron offers an installation tool to figure out just that. Just click your height and various values are displayed; sitting eye height, standing elbow height, seat height, etc. Using this made me instantly aware of how screwed up my sitting system (such as it is) really is—and why I have such a backache. Workstation Intallation Tool
Yahoo launches new webapp MapMixer, which blends an existing map image with Yahoo Maps. Handy for overlaying a static public transportation system, campus or hiking trails map onto a fancy-pants dynamic Ajax map, MapMixer's essentially an easy-peasy mashup maker for anyone with a map digital image (or a scanner). Just upload your image and fit it onto Yahoo Maps. Here's an example of a MapMixer map in action.